Ohh man this sucks! First of all you can’t have a Mummy movie without the involvement of writer/director Stephen Sommers, second, you can’t have a Mummy movie without the involvement of Arnold Vosloo (who played Imotep better known as The Mummy–who isn’t really a mummy for most of the movie) and now you definately know that they shouldn’t be making this movie without the main female…
Fraser In, Weisz Out Of “Mummy 3”
By Garth FranklinThursday April 12th 2007 9:17am
image Brendan Fraser has scored a lucrative deal to return for a third “The Mummy” film, but Rachel Weisz is not coming back.
Whilst amounts haven’t been disclosed, Fraser is said to have scored a very hefty paycheck for the project which is set in China and introduces Jet Li as a villain.
Weisz, who had been in talks, dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. At present she’s set for various projects including “The Brothers Bloom” and “Dirt Music”.
Scribes Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are readying a new draft that will incorporate Weisz’s absence, once approved the Rob Cohen directed project will be greenlit.
A late Summer start of shooting date is still expected, and Universal is planning a Summer 2008 release.
They better not make the excuse that she died! Brendan Fraser should be in China on some exhibit or something and have her taking care of the Museum or something. I hate it when they kill off character just because the person didn’t want to or couldn’t come back!
So, look for the Mummy 3 (or whatever they end up calling it) not being as good as the first two. Though I’m still not a fan of the first one, I think the second one was great and if they aren’t dealing with the same Mummy then they shouldn’t even be making another movie.